Article III. Board Meetings

  1. Regular and Special Meetings. There shall be at least two regular meetings of the Board each year. The first meeting shall be held soon after the annual membership meeting. The second meeting may be held either in conjunction with the American Library Association Midwinter Meeting or prior to the next annual membership meeting. Special meetings of the Board may be called by the president, the executive director, or upon written request of any seven members of the Board. Board members are expected to attend at least one board meeting each year. Absence for two consecutive board meetings without prior written permission from the president will result in the removal of that director from the Board.
  2. Quorum and Voting. At any regular or special board meeting, the presence of a simple majority of the members of the Board shall constitute a quorum. The president of the Association shall determine the presence of a quorum and call the meeting to order. If a quorum is not present, business transacted by the body shall be unofficial and nonbinding on the Association. The quorum requirement also applies to any vote conducted at board meetings. Any member who concurrently holds more than one board position shall only cast one vote. The presiding officer may break the tie if he/she hasn't already voted. If everyone has voted, and it is still a tie, then the motion is lost. Vote must be cast in person. Vote by proxy is not allowed.